This 'Hobbit House' eco home blends into the landscape perfectly

Outside view of a hobbit house built into a hill with a grass roof
The Hobbit House has a living roof (Image credit: Strutt & Parker)

This stunning 'Hobbit House' in one of the Shire counties not only visually blends into the landscape but is green at its core too.

The eco home, which is a self build project, is kitted it out with its own borehole water supply for irrigation, solar panels and a biomass boiler. 

Amy Willis
Web Editor

Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.